Smile please: An unfinished autobiography

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Jean Rhys' unfinished posthumous autobiography. From the early days on Dominica to the bleak time in England, living in bedsits on gin and little else, to Paris with her first husband, this is a lasting memorial to a unique artist.

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Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. In 1966 she made a sensational comeback with her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, written in difficult circumstances over a long period. Rhys died in 1979.

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These volumes provide as close to a self-portrait of the author as readers are likely to get. Rhys died in 1979, leaving behind only a handful of the planned sketches for her autobiography, Smile Please, which LJ's reviewer found "fascinating but frustratingly incomplete" (LJ 4/15/80). The Letters volume (LJ 6/1/84) helps fill in some of the blanks.
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